PopUp Painting

What happens to your canvas after the event?

Since we launched in 2013, we’ve painted with some 20,000 guests. We see lots of people’s paintings on Instagram afterwards [hyperlink to our hashtag]. Usually hang their paintings up at home, or give them as gifts. But we recently saw something new at the end of one of our events...  Roland, who has joined us [...]

Artist Spotlight: Xu Beihong (徐悲鴻)

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Chinese artist  Xu Beihong (徐悲鴻). Xu Beihong (1895-1953) was primarily known for his 'Shui-mo Hua' or Chinese ink-and-wash paintings. The artist was one of the first Chinese artists to articulate the need for artistic expressions that reflected a new modern China at the beginning of the 20th century. Xu [...]

12 NATIONAL DAYS FOR YOU TO CELEBRATE THIS YEAR!

1. October 8 -Kick Butt Day This one isn't actually about Ninja Pandas, it's cigarette butts! 2. November 18 - National Absurdity Day A day to allow yourself to embark on some madcap antics and general tomfoolery! 3. December 15th - Cat Herders Day This one might take up the whole day! 4. January 21 - [...]

Artist Spotlight: Salvador Dali

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Spanish artist Salvador Dali. The artist was born in 1904 in Figueres, Spain. Salvador Dali was one of the leading members of the Surrealist movement. The Surrealists were known for a desire to express the contents of the unconscious mind through their work. They believed that artistic and [...]

Artist Spotlight: Kara Walker

PopUp Painting’s  'artist of the week' is Kara Walker. Kara Walker is an American artist, who explores themes of race, gender, sexuality and identity in her work. The artist is best known for her iconic silhouetted figures. Walker uses the traditional Victorian medium of the silhouette and applies it directly onto the gallery walls, creating a [...]

10 creative podcasts you need to hear!

With so many podcasts to choose from it can be overwhelming! So we have picked for you 10 of our favourite creative podcasts! They should certainly add some inspiration/ entertainment to your commute, washing up or dog walk. All of the following podcasts can be picked up from a variety of providers but our favourite [...]

10 Amazing Facts about Paint!

  1. People have been painting for as long as 30,000 years! Early Cave paintings  were drawn with red or yellow ochre, hematite, manganese oxide, and charcoal may have been made by early Homo sapiens as long as 30,000 years ago. These would have been ground to make up a primitive paint substance.  Other ingredients used were animal blood and fat. 2. [...]

Artist Spotlight: Paul Cézanne

Popup Painting's 'artist of the Week' is Paul Cézanne. Paul Cézanne was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter. Cézanne used repetitive, exploratory brushstrokes and planes of colour to create his paintings.   The artist regarded color, line, and "form" as one and the same thing, or inseparable aspects for describing how the human eye actually experiences [...]

8 shades of blue!

One of the 3 superstars of the primary colours; it symbolises stability, confidence, intelligence and peace! Here are 8 favourites of the many shades and tints of BLUE! 1. Sky Blue 2. Midnight Blue 3. Azure 4. Turquoise 5. Cobalt 6. Indigo 7. Petrol 8. Teal Which blue will you use at your next Pop [...]

Artist Spotlight: Katsushika Hokusai

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) Katsushika Hokusai was a Japanese painter and printmaker from (now called Tokyo), Japan. During his life, Hokusai produced tens of thousands of prints, paintings, and illustrations. Hokusai's images were usually took inspiration from the Japanese countryside, its people and legends. Hokusai had a long career, [...]